The Michael E. Marmura Lectures in Arabic Studies 2023-24 presents "Debating Legal Sovereignty in Colonial India" on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 12 PM (Eastern Time: US and Canada).
Professor Sohaira Siddiqui will be speaking about how Muslim legal scholars living in colonial India responded, both legally and practically, to emerging colonial legal institutions which sought to create new forums for legitimate adjudication according to Islamic law.
Sohaira Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University in Qatar. Her work focuses on the relationship between law, theology and political thought in classical Islam; Islamic law during British colonization; Islamic law in contemporary Muslim societies; and secularism and modernity in relation to Muslims in the West.
She is the author of Law and Politics Under the 'Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and Locating the Shari'a: Legal Fluidity in Theory, History and Practice (Brill, 2019). Her next book, Contesting Islamic Law in Colonial India, will be published in Fall 2024, followed by her second edited volume, The Cambridge Companion to Islamic Law, in Spring 2025.
This lecture will be a virtual talk only.
Zoom registration link: Meeting Registration - Zoom
* See the event poster: 2023.24.2. marmura_siddiqui.pdf